My Cellphone – Chronological Order – Siemens C62

Telecommunication technology has changes our lives in very short time period. Ten years ago, it was not a problem when you can not be contacted at all at any given time. Now, people would rather left their wallet than left their cellphone at home.

Me myself has been using cellphone since 2004. I don’t have many cellphones actually, but each of it has very interesting story behind. With this post, I want to keep the stories memorable.

1. Siemens C62 (2004 – 2006)

My first cellphone, Siemens C62. I bought this one using my commission money from Mr. Prof. R.J. Widodo for helping him arranging international conference on Control Systems in my 3rd year at ITB. I worked for this event with my two other friends: Ari Pribadi and Dzikri Hakam.

1. Siemens C62

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900
Announced 2003, 4Q
Status Discontinued
SIZE Dimensions 101 x 44 x 20 mm, 82 cc
Weight 85 g
DISPLAY Type CSTN, 4096 colors
Size 128 x 128 pixels, 7 lines
– Navi key
SOUND Alert types Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic ringtones
Speakerphone Yes
MEMORY Phonebook 50 x 4 fields, 4 contact groups
Call records 10 dialed, 10 received, 10 missed calls
Internal 1.6 MB
Card slot No
– 600 KB memory free
– 100 short messages
– 100 calendar events
– Message templates
– 30 sec voice memo
DATA GPRS Class 8 (4+1 slots), 32 – 40 kbps
EDGE No
3G No
WLAN No
Bluetooth No
Infrared port No
USB
CAMERA No
FEATURES Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, Email
Browser WAP 1.2.1
Radio No
Games 2 – Achevo, Falling
Colors 3 – Eagle White, Pidgeon Blue and Cherry Red
GPS No
Java No
0
– Organizer
– Voice memo
– Optional digital camera (VGA 640 x 480)
BATTERY Standard, Li-Ion 630 mAh (EBA-610)
Stand-by Up to 250 h
Talk time Up to 4 h 30 min

This phone was a luxury back then. Color screen, polyphonic tone, MMS, GPRS (never use it though, very expensive), no 3G but support (3G handsets back then was kind of “elite-people-only” gadget). Very proud to use it, furthermore I bought it using my very first money earned.

But the end of the story is quite bad. Because I only use this phone in “passive mode” – meaning only to receive SMS and – in very rare moment – receive calls, I always put this phone in my backpack. So it was being pickpocket-ed (how to say “kecopetan” in English??) in an Angkot (how to say “angkot” in English??) one day*sigh*. Not a happy ending.

My second cellphone is the sexy Motorola V3 RAZR.

I will write about it in my next post, stay tuned ^___^

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Who’s Bagged the Biggest LTE Deals?

http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=202055

After a busy year of cutthroat competition for Long Term Evolution (LTE) deals, it’s time to catch up with the group of eight LTE infrastructure vendors — aka, the “LTE G8” — to take stock of their customer wins.

So Light Reading Mobile has updated our list of the LTE G8 and their customer wins. Table 1 below shows the number of commercial deals that the suppliers say they have and the names of their publicly announced customers. (See MWC 2010: The LTE G8.)

Here’s how the LTE G8 stands at the end of 2010:

 

Table 1: LTE G8 Commercial Deal Tracker

Vendor Number of Commercial LTE Deals Announced LTE Customers
Alcatel-Lucent 7 AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Vimpelcom
Ericsson 8 AT&T, China Mobile Hong Kong, MetroPCS, NTT Docomo, TDC, TeliaSonera, Verizon Wireless, and Vodafone Germany
Fujitsu 1 NTT Docomo
Huawei 18 Aero2, Net4Mobility, TeliaSonera (Norway), and Vodafone Germany
Motorola 2 KDDI, Zain Saudi Arabia
NEC 2 KDDI, NTT Docomo
Nokia Siemens 22 Agri-Valley Communications, Deutsche Telekom, Elisa, LG Uplus, LightSquared, Mobily, NTT Docomo, Tele2, Telenor Denmark, TeliaSonera, Zain Bahrain, and Verizon Wireless
ZTE 7 CSL, Telenor (Hungary)
Sources: Vendors, Light Reading Mobile

 

Nokia Siemens Networks appears to have the most LTE deals compared to its rivals. The vendor claims to have 22 “commercial references” for LTE, which includes 20 radio access network (RAN) contracts, 10 deals for Evolved Packet Core (EPC), and one contract for IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) for voice over LTE, which is with Verizon Wireless . (See MWC 2009: Verizon Picks LTE Vendors.)

Nokia Siemens is followed by Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC), andAlcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) in terms of number of LTE deals.

But we should point out that what vendors have said publicly and what analysts see behind the scenes is sometimes at odds. According to recent research by TeleGeography Inc. , Huawei is leading the LTE pack. Telegeography found that the Chinese vendor had a 36 percent share of LTE commercial contracts in terms of the number of contracts signed, while Ericsson and Nokia Siemens each had 16 percent, followed by Alcatel-Lucent with 14 percent.

While Huawei had the highest number of LTE contracts, however, Telegeography said that Ericsson was the leading vendor in terms of the size and value of LTE contracts.

The list of LTE equipment vendors won’t be a group of eight for much longer, as Nokia Siemens Networks is about to complete the $1.2B acquisition of Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT)’s infrastructure business. (See Might NSN Choke on Its Moto Morsel?EC Clears NSN/Moto DealNSN to Buy Moto’s Wireless Biz for $1.2B , and NSN & Moto: It’s All in the Execution .)

After that, the cellular kit clique will be slimmed down to a magnificent seven.

— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Light Reading Mobile

 

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 8,800 times in 2010. That’s about 21 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 6 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 37 posts. There were 8 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb.

The busiest day of the year was August 30th with 359 views. The most popular post that day was About.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were planet.el02itb.org, id.linkedin.com, facebook.com, google.co.in, and google.co.id.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for benny and mice, benny & mice, ospf, sigit priyanggoro, and benny mice.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

About March 2007
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Configuring OSPF Stub and Totally Stub Area July 2007
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Configuring Multi Area OSPF July 2007
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Benny & Mice July 2008
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JUNOS logical-router September 2007
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